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Strauss takes over San Antonio

For its fifth annual city-wide composer festival, the San Antonio Symphony is partnering with local arts groups for performances of music by Richard Strauss. Curated by Music Director Sebastian...

January 8, 2015

Shanghai Orchestra Academy accepting applications

The deadline is February 1 for international students to apply for the fall 2015 semester of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy, founded by the New York Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra,...

January 7, 2015

100 Years, 100 Cellos in Davenport, Iowa

Iowa’s Quad City Symphony Orchestra, marking its 100th year in 2015, has launched “100 Years, 100 Cellos,” for which 100 full-size cellos will be sponsored and made into artworks...

January 6, 2015

“Scheherazade Initiative” benefit concert to target violence against women

New York-based Music for Life International Inc. will present a benefit concert called The Scheherazade Initiative at Carnegie Hall on Monday, January 26. Under the baton of...

January 5, 2015

See you in 2015!

The Hub will take a break from Wednesday, December 24 through the end of the year. We look forward to bringing you the latest news about orchestras beginning...

December 24, 2014

Chattanooga Symphony musicians begin school residency

Musicians from Tennessee’s Chattanooga Symphony and Opera have begun an educational residency at the Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts, an arts-focused magnet school for students in grades...

December 23, 2014

NEA releases report on measuring cultural participation

The National Endowment for the Arts has released “Measuring Culturing Engagement: A Quest for New Terms, Tools, and Techniques,” a report on how and why it measures...

December 19, 2014

Endowment for Virginia Arts Festival’s artistic director position

The Virginia Arts Festival has announced that its artistic director position is supported by an endowment, following a gift from local philanthropists Pat and Doug Perry. The...

December 18, 2014

Dallas Chamber Symphony announces deadline for Sight of Sound Competition

For its second annual Sight of Sound Film Competition, the Dallas Chamber Symphony is inviting filmmakers to submit entries of original, short, silent films set to existing classical music....

December 17, 2014

Curtis Institute receives $11.5 million to endow president’s chair and for touring

The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia has received $11.5 million from Board Chair Nina Baroness von Maltzahn, among the largest gifts ever received in the school’s 90-year history....

December 16, 2014